What is it?
Acne scars result from the body’s natural attempt to heal itself. They form when antibodies in the white blood cells enter the blocked hair follicles and kill off the bacteria. But in that process, the supporting dermis may be damaged and cause a visible depression to appear.
We tailor treatments for acne scar removal to the type of scar you have and your skin. In some cases, we may perform a combination of procedures. At Revita Skin Clinic, we treat mild acne scarring using various techniques, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and light therapy. We also offer fractional non-ablative laser resurfacing for deep acne scars.
Regardless of the procedure used, we make sure that your acne is under control before or during any treatment to ensure safety and to give you the best results possible.
HOW IT WORKS
Microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle treatment used to remove the outer layer of your skin. It’s less aggressive than dermabrasion, so numbing medicine isn’t needed. It’s the perfect exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure for both men and women who don’t want to undergo laser or chemical treatments. It’ll repair your skin and leave it looking healthy, smooth, and younger.
In chemical peels, a concentrated form of chemicals is applied to remove damaged skin cells, and stimulate healthier and smoother skin development. And because it helps promote normal desquamation, it prevents the formation of acne lesions.
Blue and red light therapy, which is less invasive than other forms of laser or light therapy, can also be used to treat acne scars. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, red and blue light can rid the infected pores of the pathogen and reduce the appearance of acne, and thus decrease chances of scarring. The light kills bacteria and can stimulate the dermal layers of your skin to produce additional collagen, resulting in smoother skin.
As for deep scars, fractional non-ablative laser resurfacing is a great option. The new, revolutionary technology removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method. It offers the most effective and long-term correction possible, without the risks and side effects related to dermabrasion or surgical excision. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is safe for all skin types, with most people only experiencing mild redness in the treated area(s).